Vivienda Hace Justicia A 72 Familias De Toa Baj...

TOA BAJA (La Fortaleza) -- Continuando con el compromiso de garantizar un hogar digno y seguro, así como proveer el sentido de pertenencia de las tierras do...

CPL Generates US $26 Million In St. Kitts And N...

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (SKNIS) -- Economic activity in St. Kitts and Nevis spurred by the Federation’s participation in the 2014 Limacol Caribbean Premier L...

CFBC Continues To Build Capacity For Students A...

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (SKNIS) -- At a recent town hall meeting President of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) Dr. Kelvin Daly outlined some of the n...

IBiSA Ta Organisa Competencia Di Atletismo Esco...

ORANJESTAD -- Competencia den ‘Deporte Escolar’ organisa pa IBiSA ta continua.

Indra Ru-Ramdas, Escritor Di 12 Buki Pa Mucha N...

ORANJESTAD (BNA) -- Indra Hu-Ramdas ta un escritor di buki pa mucha di Surnam y e ta na Aruba pa un par di dia.

Small Cottage Processors Receive Training

KINGSTON (JIS) -- More than 40 small cottage processors have received training in manufacturing best practices, following their participation in a food safet...

Two Cuban Ebola Experts Coming To Train Health ...

KINGSTON (JIS) -- Two experts are to arrive in the island from Cuba next week, to assist with the training of health care workers and other designated Ebola ...

Culture Ministry Embarks On Initiative To Pre...

KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Youth and Culture has embarked on a nation-wide initiative to collect and document various aspects of Jamaica’s intangibl...

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  • Havenstraat

    ORANJESTAD (DOW) -- Departamento di Obra Publico ta informa cu diasabra  awor 1 di november 2014 lo cera e caminda di Havenstraat pa inicia trabou en conecion cu e Renobacion di Caya Betico Croes. 

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • Se Incendia Camión De Aguas Usadas En La Autopista 52

    SALINAS -- Un camión que transportaba aguas usadas procedentes del complejo carcelario Las Cucharas de Ponce, se incendió cerca del kilómetro 50 de la Autopista Luis A. Ferré en jurisdicción de Salinas a Cayey.

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • Vivienda Hace Justicia A 72 Familias De Toa Baja Y Pueblos Aledaños
    Vivienda Hace Justicia A 72 Familias De Toa Baja Y Pueblos Aledaños

    TOA BAJA (La Fortaleza) -- Continuando con el compromiso de garantizar un hogar digno y seguro, así como proveer el sentido de pertenencia de las tierras donde han construido sus vidas, el gobernador interino, David Bernier Rivera, acompañado por el secretario de la Vivienda, Alberto Lastra Power, y el alcalde del municipio de Toa Baja, Aníbal Vega Borges, anunciaron la otorgación de $61 mil en vales de ayuda de materiales y la entrega de 55 títulos de propiedad a familias del centro y norte de la isla.

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • CPL Generates US $26 Million In St. Kitts And Nevis
    CPL Generates US $26 Million In St. Kitts And Nevis

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (SKNIS) -- Economic activity in St. Kitts and Nevis spurred by the Federation’s participation in the 2014 Limacol Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament is estimated to be over US $26 million.

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • CFBC Continues To Build Capacity For Students And Faculty
    CFBC Continues To Build Capacity For Students And Faculty

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts (SKNIS) -- At a recent town hall meeting President of the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) Dr. Kelvin Daly outlined some of the numerous initiatives in place to build capacity for the students and faculty and revealed that there are many more to come.

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • IBiSA Ta Organisa Competencia Di Atletismo Escolar Dia 21 Di November
    IBiSA Ta Organisa Competencia Di Atletismo Escolar Dia 21 Di November

    ORANJESTAD -- Competencia den ‘Deporte Escolar’ organisa pa IBiSA ta continua.

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • Indra Ru-Ramdas, Escritor Di 12 Buki Pa Mucha Na Aruba
    Indra Ru-Ramdas, Escritor Di 12 Buki Pa Mucha Na Aruba

    ORANJESTAD (BNA) -- Indra Hu-Ramdas ta un escritor di buki pa mucha di Surnam y e ta na Aruba pa un par di dia.

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • Govt. Feature On Ebola And Chikv Airs Tonight

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- As part of the national Chikungunya (CHIKV)/Ebola public education response, a special one hour feature ‘Ebola and Chikungunya: What You Need to Know,’ will air tonight (October 29) on television.

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • Govt Moving Ahead With Merger Of JRC And BGLC

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Government of Jamaica is moving ahead with plans to merge the Jamaica Racing Commission (JRC) and the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC).

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • Dr. Phillips To Tour New York Stock Exchange

    NEW YORK, U.S.A. (JIS) -- Finance and Planning Minister, Hon. Dr. Peter Phillips, is slated to tour the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Thursday (Oct. 30), and meet with 50 of the most prominent members of the New York financial community. 

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • Jamaicans Urged To Conserve Water

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Jamaicans are being urged to conserve water,  and to prepare for the next drought period, which begins in December 2014.

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • Small Cottage Processors Receive Training
    Small Cottage Processors Receive Training

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- More than 40 small cottage processors have received training in manufacturing best practices, following their participation in a food safety workshop, sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, today (October 28). 

    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • SMEs find success through JAMPRO’s Business Linkages Event

    MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (JAMPRO) --  Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) collaborated with Ministry of Tourism and Entertainment (MOTE) and the Jamaica Manufacturers’ Association (JMA) to facilitate meetings between suppliers and buyers at the Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) from September 21-23, 2014 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.

    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • Two Cuban Ebola Experts Coming To Train Health Care Workers
    Two Cuban Ebola Experts Coming To Train Health Care Workers

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Two experts are to arrive in the island from Cuba next week, to assist with the training of health care workers and other designated Ebola frontline responders.

    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • Culture Ministry Embarks On  Initiative To  Preserve  Legacy
    Culture Ministry Embarks On Initiative To Preserve Legacy

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- The Ministry of Youth and Culture has embarked on a nation-wide initiative to collect and document various aspects of Jamaica’s intangible cultural heritage, as part of efforts to safeguard and preserve the nation’s rich legacy.

    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • Experimental Learning Programme Launched For Grades  5 And 6 Students
    Experimental Learning Programme Launched For Grades 5 And 6 Students

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- Up to 10,000 Grade 5 and 6 students will, this school year, have the opportunity to get a practical feel of how the economy functions,  through an experimental learning programme, which was launched today (October  28), by Junior Achievement Jamaica (JAJ), at the Caenwood Centre, in Kingston.

    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • Finance Minister Hails  $150 Million Investment By Red Stripe
    Finance Minister Hails $150 Million Investment By Red Stripe

    KINGSTON (JIS) -- The $150 million invested by Red Stripe in local cassava production, to cut much of its imported raw material to its brewery, has been hailed as a move to make Jamaica more competitive and reduce the debt burden.

    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • PM Browne Expresses Sympathy On Passing Of Zambian President

    2014-1031-ag-aggis-passingST. JOHN'S, Antigua (GIS) -- Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne has sent a message of condolence to the Vice-President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Guy Scott on the passing of the country’s President His Excellency Mr.  Michael Sata.

    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • Prime Minister The Hon. Gaston Browne Pays Tribute To Businessman Ian Shoul
    Prime Minister The Hon. Gaston Browne Pays Tribute To Businessman Ian Shoul

    ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (GIS) -- “Ian Shoul was an outstanding businessman who operated a very successful business in St. John’s for many years, providing employment and other opportunities to hundreds of nationals of Antigua and Barbuda. He is a Catholic who lived by his pledge, providing assistance in abundance to many in need. He did so quietly and without public knowledge for decades.”

    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • His Royal Highness The Grand Master And His Eminence The Cardinal Grand Prior Of The Sacred Military Constantinian Order Of St. George To Visit Antigua And Barbuda
    His Royal Highness The Grand Master And His Eminence The Cardinal Grand Prior Of The Sacred Military Constantinian Order Of St. George To Visit Antigua And Barbuda

    ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (GIS) -- The Grand Magistry of the internationally recognised Roman Catholic and charitable Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George in Rome on Monday announced that His Royal Highness The Grand Master and His Eminence The Cardinal Grand Prior will lead an 18 member Delegation to Antigua & Barbuda between 1-4 November as part of a wider regional visit.

    Friday, 31 October 2014

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  • Caribbean Tourism Sector Warned To Make Better Use Of Technology Or Risk Losing Business To Competitors

    SCARBOROUGH, Tobago (CTO) -- If the Caribbean tourism industry is not prepared to cater to visitors in this new digital age, they will lose business to destinations capable of doing so.

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • La Agricultura Caribeña Busca Atraer Jóvenes Con Las TIC
    La Agricultura Caribeña Busca Atraer Jóvenes Con Las TIC

    PARAMARIBO, Suriname (IPS) -- Un proyecto caribeño busca incentivar a los agricultores a que usen aplicaciones y otras tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC) para mejorar el conocimiento disponible con el que tomar decisiones beneficiosas para su actividad.

    Wednesday, 29 October 2014
  • Cambio Climático En El Caribe Es Una Amenaza Inmediata Y Real
    Cambio Climático En El Caribe Es Una Amenaza Inmediata Y Real

    KINGSTOWN, San Vicente y las Granadinas (IPS) -- Cuando de cambio climático se trata, el primer ministro de San Vincente y las Granadinas, Ralph Gonsalves, no anda con rodeos y asegura que para los pequeños estados insulares en desarrollo (PEID), este es un tema de vida o muerte.

    Friday, 24 October 2014
  • Queen’s College Guyana Tops CSEC Again
    Queen’s College Guyana Tops CSEC Again

    ST MICHAEL, Barbados -- A student from Queen’s College in Guyana is once again the Most Outstanding Candidate in the region in the May/June Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations.

    Monday, 20 October 2014
  • Trinidad And Tobago And Jamaican Students Share CAPE Awards
    Trinidad And Tobago And Jamaican Students Share CAPE Awards

    ST MICHAEL, Barbados -- Students from schools in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica dominate the awards for the Most Outstanding Performance in the 2014 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

    Monday, 20 October 2014
  • Hurricane Gonzalo Swipes Virgin Islands; Late-Week Threat To Bermuda
    Hurricane Gonzalo Swipes Virgin Islands; Late-Week Threat To Bermuda

    ATLANTA, GA, U.S.A. (TWCC | 08:39 AM EDT) -- Hurricane Gonzalo is now pulling away from the Virgin Islands and northern Leeward Islands, but may target Bermuda later this week.

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014
  • CARICOM Health Ministers Discuss Chikungunya, Ebola

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- “In as much as one country is not prepared, none is prepared.”

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014
  • CARICOM Leading Charge against Chikungunya, Ebola Threat

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to be at the forefront of efforts to deal with the Chikungunya epidemic and the Ebola threat.

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014
  • Hospitales Inteligentes Contra Desastres Naturales En El Caribe
    Hospitales Inteligentes Contra Desastres Naturales En El Caribe

    PUERTO ESPAÑA, Trinidad (IPS) -- Cuando se produjeron las inundaciones que devastaron la parte oriental del Caribe los últimos días de 2013, el nuevo hospital inteligente de San Vicente, abierto apenas unos pocos meses antes, superó la prueba de “mantenerse operativo durante e inmediatamente después de un desastre natural”.

    Monday, 29 September 2014
  • Briefing session held on new statistics project

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Staff Members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and representatives of GOPA Worldwide Consultants on Thursday participated in an interactive briefing session on a new project that is aimed at boosting the capacity of National Statistics Offices (NSOs).

    Friday, 26 September 2014
  • CWA preparations well advanced

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Preparations for hosting the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 6-12 October, 2014, in Paramaribo, Suriname, are well advanced, according to organisers of the event.

    Friday, 26 September 2014
  • The Changing Face Of Caribbean Migration
    The Changing Face Of Caribbean Migration

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (IPS) -- Ruth Osman is attractive and well-groomed in tailored slacks and a patterned blouse, topped by a soft jacket worn open. Her demeanour and polished accent belie the stereotypical view that most Caribbean nationals have of Guyanese migrants.

    Thursday, 25 September 2014
  • EU Consultancy aims to boost capacity of National Statistics Offices

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Efforts continue to intensify to build the capacity of National Statistics Offices, and provide high quality statistics in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014
  • Key Decision-Makers Tackle Important Issues Affecting the Region’s Response to HIV

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Key decision-makers of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) met this week for a series of strategic meetings vital to the region’s continued response to HIV.

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014
  • Climate Change An “Existential Threat” For The Caribbean
    Climate Change An “Existential Threat” For The Caribbean

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent (IPS) -- When it comes to climate change, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves doesn’t mince words: he will tell you that it is a matter of life and death for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

    Monday, 22 September 2014

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  • La Guadeloupe Accueille Son Premier Startup Weekend
    La Guadeloupe Accueille Son Premier Startup Weekend

    BASSE-TERRE -- C’est le 26 Septembre prochain que la Guadeloupe accueillera son tout premier Startup Weekend !

    Saturday, 02 August 2014
  • Copa Airlines Annonce 5 Vols Par Semaine A Partir De Décembre
    Copa Airlines Annonce 5 Vols Par Semaine A Partir De Décembre

    MARIGOT -- La Directrice de l’Office de Tourisme de Saint-Martin, Silviane John, félicite ses homologues de Sint-Maarten et d’Anguille après l’annonce de Copa Airlines le week end dernier qui va augmenter la fréquence de ses vols entre Panama City et Saint-Martin de 2 à 4 par semaine pour finalement proposer 5 vols par semaine à compter du mois de décembre 2014.

    Thursday, 31 July 2014
  • On Behalf Of Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy, Martinique Tourism Authority Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille Visits The United Nations
    On Behalf Of Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy, Martinique Tourism Authority Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille Visits The United Nations

    NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A. -- On behalf of Martinique Regional Council President Serge Letchimy, Martinique Tourism Authority Commissioner Karine Roy-Camille made an official visit to the United Nations June 5-7 to contribute to the Permanent Memorial in Honor of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

    Wednesday, 18 June 2014
  • 4e Edition De l’Open Saint-François -Région Guadeloupe
    4e Edition De l’Open Saint-François -Région Guadeloupe

    BASSE-TERRE -- La collectivité régionale est très fière de s’associer pour la deuxième fois à l’Open de golf de Saint-François-Région Guadeloupe, le plus grand tournoi professionnel international de la discipline dans toute la Caraïbe, qui se déroulera du 29 au 31 mai 2014 au golf international de Saint-François.

    Tuesday, 27 May 2014
  • VIe Sommet Des Chefs d’Etats Et De Gouvernements De l’Association Des Etats De La Caraïbe

    BASSE-TERRE -- Suite à l’adhésion officielle de la Guadeloupe à l’Association des Etats de la Caraïbe (AEC) en qualité de membre associé en son nom propre, la Région Guadeloupe participera au VIe Sommet des Chefs d’Etats et de Gouvernements de l’AEC, le.premier auquel prendra part notre territoire en tant que membre associé.

    Monday, 28 April 2014
  • Get A Weekly Peek At Island Wildlife
    Get A Weekly Peek At Island Wildlife

    GRAND CASE, Saint Martin -- Residents and tourists of all ages are invited to learn a little about island wildlife every week, at the booth hosted by the Les Fruits de Mer Association at the Mardis de Grand Case street fair each Tuesday. 

    Monday, 10 March 2014
  • Yacht Agent Yacht Assistance® Represented In Florida At Fort Lauderdale

    MARIGOT -- Yacht Assistance® / Maritime Services, a ship and yacht agency with headquarters in St.Martin-St.Maarten in the Caribbean announced that as from February 10, 2014 they also have a representation in Fort Lauderdale in addition to the many Caribbean Islands, the Mediterranean and other parts of the world.

    Friday, 14 February 2014
  • La Gran Tarea De Salvar A La Pequeña Martinica
    La Gran Tarea De Salvar A La Pequeña Martinica

    FORT-DE-FRANCE (IPS) -- Sánchez es un pequeño y central distrito comercial en Pequeña Martinica, la diminuta isla que forma parte del estado de Granada y que corre el riesgo de volverse aún más diminuta.

    Thursday, 06 February 2014
  • Saving The Tiny Island Of Petite Martinique
    Saving The Tiny Island Of Petite Martinique

    FORT-DE-FRANCE (IPS) -- Sanchez is a small central business district in Petite Martinique, the tiny island that forms part of the tri-nation state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

    Wednesday, 05 February 2014
  • Sail Training Vessel WYLDE SWAN Sailing In St. Martin
    Sail Training Vessel WYLDE SWAN Sailing In St. Martin

    MARIGOT (CSTA) -- The Dutch sail training vessel WYLDE SWAN, which is the largest two mast top sail schooner in the world, has sailed on Wednesday January 22, 2014 from the Port of Galisbay Marigot with approx.

    Thursday, 23 January 2014
  • Tour De Martinique: Bertrand De Broc Race Ambassador, 15-16 February 2014
    Tour De Martinique: Bertrand De Broc Race Ambassador, 15-16 February 2014

    PARIS, France -- The 2014 Tour de Martinique race was officially presented by the Association Ven Dan Vwèl 972 at the Paris boat show on Saturday, 7th of July with the event ambassador Bertrand de Broc, who has just returned from the Transat Jacques Vabre race.

    Sunday, 08 December 2013
  • Caribbean Energy Transition In The Spotlight In Martinique

    FORT-DE-FRANCE -- The first Caribbean conference on energy transition (CTEC 2013) held last week in Martinique (October 22 and 23) has been hailed a success.

    Saturday, 02 November 2013
  • Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Wins CSA Award
    Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Wins CSA Award

    POINTE-À-PITRE -- Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes wins the Ludlow Stewart Award for best multi-purpose terminal at the Caribbean Shipping Association‘s 43rd Annual General Meeting in Panama City, where more than 300 shipping executives from across the Americas attended.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013
  • Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Reçoit Le Prix «Meilleur Port Multi-Usages De La Caraïbe 2012»
    Guadeloupe Port Caraïbes Reçoit Le Prix «Meilleur Port Multi-Usages De La Caraïbe 2012»

    POINTE-À-PITRE -- Au cours de la 43ème Assemblée Générale de la Caribbean Shipping Association (C.S.A.) qui s’est tenue du 7 au 9 octobre 2013 à Panama, les 350 représentants du monde du shipping, de la Caraïbe et de la zone Amérique centrale ont mené les réflexions sur la prochaine ouverture (fin 2015) du 3ème jeu d’écluses du Canal de Panama qui permettra le passage de navires de plus de 6000 TEUS.

    Tuesday, 22 October 2013
  • Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board Unveils New Destination Specialist Training Program For North American Travel Advisors
    Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board Unveils New Destination Specialist Training Program For North American Travel Advisors

    NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A. -- Guadeloupe Islands Tourist Board has unveiled a fully integrated multi-media Destination Guadeloupe Islands Specialist training program targeted at North American travel advisors.

    Friday, 11 October 2013

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  • Se Incendia Camión De Aguas Usadas En La Autopista 52

    SALINAS -- Un camión que transportaba aguas usadas procedentes del complejo carcelario Las Cucharas de Ponce, se incendió cerca del kilómetro 50 de la Autopista Luis A. Ferré en jurisdicción de Salinas a Cayey.

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • Vivienda Hace Justicia A 72 Familias De Toa Baja Y Pueblos Aledaños
    Vivienda Hace Justicia A 72 Familias De Toa Baja Y Pueblos Aledaños

    TOA BAJA (La Fortaleza) -- Continuando con el compromiso de garantizar un hogar digno y seguro, así como proveer el sentido de pertenencia de las tierras donde han construido sus vidas, el gobernador interino, David Bernier Rivera, acompañado por el secretario de la Vivienda, Alberto Lastra Power, y el alcalde del municipio de Toa Baja, Aníbal Vega Borges, anunciaron la otorgación de $61 mil en vales de ayuda de materiales y la entrega de 55 títulos de propiedad a familias del centro y norte de la isla.

    Saturday, 01 November 2014
  • Asamblea General Aprueba Nueva Resolución Contra El Bloqueo A Cuba
    Asamblea General Aprueba Nueva Resolución Contra El Bloqueo A Cuba

    NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A.(ONU) -- La Asamblea General de la ONU adoptó hoy una nueva resolución en la que insta a poner fin al bloqueo económico, comercial y financiero impuesto a Cuba por Estados Unidos.

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • Cuba Invita A Estados Unidos A Entablar Relación Mutuamente Respetuosa
    Cuba Invita A Estados Unidos A Entablar Relación Mutuamente Respetuosa

    NEW YORK, NY, U.S.A.(ONU) -- Cuba invitó hoy al gobierno de Estados Unidos a entablar una relación mutuamente respetuosa, basada en la igualdad soberana, el derecho internacional y la Carta de las Naciones Unidas.

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • Crisis Fuelled Resurgence Of Horse-Drawn Carriages In Cuba
    Crisis Fuelled Resurgence Of Horse-Drawn Carriages In Cuba

    HAVANA (IPS) -- Up and down the streets of towns and cities in Cuba go horse-drawn carriages with black leather tops and large back wheels, alongside more simple carts, operating as public transportation.

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • Esfuerzo Común De Prevención Para Promover El Éxito Escolar
    Esfuerzo Común De Prevención Para Promover El Éxito Escolar

    SAN JUAN (La Fortaleza) -- Con el fin de seguir promoviendo el Éxito Escolar, el Departamento de Educación (DE) unió esfuerzos con la Policía de Puerto Rico para impactar con el proyecto Juventud Voluntad Firme a miles de estudiantes de nivel intermedio y superior.

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • ¿La Hora Del Cambio Entre Cuba Y Estados Unidos?
    ¿La Hora Del Cambio Entre Cuba Y Estados Unidos?

    HAVANA (IPS) -- El cubano Guy Suárez, propietario en Estados Unidos de una pequeña fábrica de chocolate oscuro enriquecido con vitaminas y suplementos naturales, quisiera importar cacao desde su país de origen, si algún día lo permiten las leyes de la nación que lo acoge desde hace seis años.

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • Cintio Vitier, A Un Lustro De Su Tránsito
    Cintio Vitier, A Un Lustro De Su Tránsito

    HAVANA (IPS) -- El pasado 1 de octubre se cumplió un lustro del fallecimiento de Cintio Vitier (Cayo Hueso, 1921-La Habana, 2009).

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • US Coast Guard Rescues 33 Cubans At Sea

    WASHINGTON, DC, U.S.A. (VOA) -- The U.S. Coast Guard rescued 33 Cuban men from the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, 11 kilometers off the coast of the southeastern state of Florida.

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • DTOP Anuncia Desvíos De Tránsito Por Eventos Durante El Fin De Semana

    SAN JUAN (DTOP) -- El Departamento de Transportación y Obras Públicas (DTOP) informa que durante este fin de semana se llevarán a cabo varios eventos y actividades deportivas en diversos pueblos de la Isla.

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • Contralor Electoral Publica Auditorías Distrito Representativo Núm.13

    SAN JUAN -- El contralor electoral, Manuel A. Torres Nieves informó que están disponibles en la página WEB www.contralorelectoral.gov.pr las  auditorías del distrito representativo núm.13 (Manatí 22, Ciales 23, Florida 24, Barceloneta 25  y Arecibo 26) correspondientes al proceso electoral del uno de enero al 31 de diciembre de 2012.

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • La ADIE Plantea Diez Mandamientos Para Que Las Alianzas Público-Privadas Conduzcan A La Solución Eléctrica Nacional
    La ADIE Plantea Diez Mandamientos Para Que Las Alianzas Público-Privadas Conduzcan A La Solución Eléctrica Nacional

    SANTO DOMINGO (AMCHAMDR) -- Marcos Cochón, presidente de la Asociación Dominicana de la Industria Eléctrica (ADIE), defendió la fórmula de la alianza público-privada que ha dado frutos positivos en el sector de la generación para abordar planes en otras áreas del sistema eléctrico nacional para lograr el fin de su crisis y que sea estable, de calidad y sostenible financieramente. Para ello, apeló al cumplimiento de ciertos preceptos que él llamó “10 mandamientos”.

    Cochón habló en calidad de orador y huésped de honor en el Almuerzo Mensual de la Cámara Americana de Comercio de la República Dominicana (AMCHAMDR), celebrado este miércoles en el Hotel Sheraton de Santo Domingo. El contenido de su discurso estuvo relacionado con ideas y contenidos que la organización que preside entiende deben ser abordados en las reuniones del Pacto Eléctrico, pendiente de iniciarse en el seno de Consejo Económico y Social (CES).

    “Asistiremos con la intención de provocar que el Pacto se constituya en la plataforma que siente las bases para las acciones que, como país, nos permitan, en un futuro no muy lejano, contar con un sistema eléctrico estable, de calidad, financieramente sostenible y en el que interactúen, de manera organizada y previsible, reguladores independientes y productores y consumidores responsables”, explicó quien también es gerente general de la Compañía Eléctrica de Puerto Plata (CEPP).

    Cochón mencionó los avances en la diversificación de la matriz que ha logrado el país gracias a las inversiones y gestión que se han hecho en el subsector de la generación de energía  “A pesar de todo lo que se dice de nuestro trabajo en tono despectivo, le han permitido a la República Dominicana llegar a mediados de la segunda década del siglo XXI con una matriz energética más diversa, competitiva y de mayor calidad que la que existía durante las últimas tres décadas del siglo XX”, dijo.

    Luego añadió que ese éxito se ha producido a pesar de que la fórmula de la alianza público-privada no ha sido ejecutada a plenitud por haberse dado en un ambiente incoherente, inestable e insostenible. “¿Cómo se pretende esperar que el sector privado invierta en nueva generación si no se convocan las licitaciones? ¿O es acaso que el mismo Estado promueve y espera que el sector privado incumpla las leyes para realizar nuevas inversiones? Es algo para discutir y corregir en el Pacto Eléctrico, ya que ha constituido una barrera de entrada a muchas inversiones”, manifestó.

    Antecedentes y actualidad
    Antes de ahondar en la idea de las alianzas público-privadas como herramienta para solucionar la crisis eléctrica nacional con garantías de futuro, Marcos Cochón situó a los asistentes al evento en la realidad que tiene hoy el sistema, partiendo del impacto ocasionado por el sector generador desde que se produjo la capitalización y hasta el pasado mes de septiembre.
    En materia de inversiones, el presidente de ADIE dijo que en los últimos 15 años han ascendido a más de 2,500 millones de dólares en la construcción de nuevas plantas, reestructuración de otras, mejoras de gestión e infraestructuras, conversiones y otras labores que han transformado la matriz dominicana para hacerla menos dependiente de los derivados del petróleo. “En el año 2000, el 90% de la energía del país se generaba a partir de ellos. Hoy en día, si bien la capacidad instalada sigue siendo dominada por plantas que funcionan con esos combustibles, muchas de ellas son plantas marginales o de reserva, y no entran en operación de manera continua. Como resultado de esas inversiones realizadas a través de alianzas público-privadas, alrededor del 60% de la energía que se ha venido sirviendo en el país se genera con agua, gas natural, carbón y viento”.

    En cambio, por el lado de la distribución, Cochón dijo que sus pérdidas, que eran cercanas al 42% en 1999, hoy todavía rondan el 33%. “La República Dominicana es el único país de América Latina y del mundo que no puede mostrar una mejora significativa en este indicador quince años después de haber iniciado esfuerzos para ello. Otros países lograron reducir sus pérdidas del 30% al 10% o menos en 7 u 8 años, nosotros no lo hemos hecho”.

    También afirmó que los cobros, como porcentaje del ingreso corriente requerido para operar, habían caído del 44.3% en 1998 a 36% en 2012, “y el total de los subsidios otorgados por el Gobierno Central para cubrir las pérdidas operativas de las compañías distribuidoras y para subsidiar la tarifa a todos los consumidores han aumentado del 18% al 32% durante el mismo periodo”. Y aprovechó para explicar cómo en 1998 la CDE debía más de $600 millones a bancos nacionales y extranjeros, $100 millones a suplidores y $40 millones al Banco de Reservas. “Hoy en día se mantienen montos superiores, con la diferencia de que los principales acreedores son las empresas generadoras de electricidad”. La deuda con los generadores batió un récord en septiembre al superar los US$900 millones.
    Después de presentar algunos datos procedentes de un informe preparado por la firma Analytica en el que se ofrecen algunos datos sobre impacto directo del sector generador en la economía dominicana después de la capitalización, Marcos Cochón ofreció otros incluidos en un informe que prepara mensualmente ADIE sobre el estado de situación del sector eléctrico a partir de datos de la Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas Estatales.

    “Hay capacidad instalada para generar toda la energía que necesita el país, pero las Distribuidoras no la adquieren y provocan apagones por déficit en la compra de energía. En septiembre, no haber comprado 215 gigawatios/hora para satisfacer la demanda real provocó apagones. Incluso después de haberla satisfecho, hubiera sobrado energía disponible porque la capacidad instalada supera dicha demanda total”, explicó el ejecutivo eléctrico.

    También se refirió al precio promedio al que las Distribuidoras adquirieron la energía que sirvieron en los siete primeros meses del año. “Fue de USCent$16.77 por kWh, mientras que lo facturaron a un precio promedio de USCent$18.55, resultando del ejercicio un margen de venta de USCent$1.79 por cada kWh”.

    Diez mandamientos
    En la parte final de su exposición, el presidente de ADIE retomó la idea de apelar a las alianzas público-privadas y enumero una lista de diez mandamientos que deberían respetarse para que en la fórmula pueda garantizarse la participación sostenible del sector privado:
    1.    Obtendrás el compromiso del gobierno y el consenso político de las fuerzas políticas que den mayoría en el congreso
    2.    Informarás al público del proceso a seguir, de sus ventajas y sus costos
    3.    Desarrollarás la participación en un marco jurídico completo y flexible, con reglas de juego claras y transparentes
    4.    Harás el proceso de asignación sin quemar etapas y seleccionarás al grupo más capacitado para la construcción, operación y financiamiento
    5.    Pondrás los mejores funcionarios en los organismos reguladores, les darás independencia del gobierno y del sector privado y les darás autoridad y jerarquía igual al del sector privado
    6.    Comprometerás al sector público y al sector privado en el éxito de la operación;
    7.    No mezclarás objetivos sociales con los comerciales;
    8.    Repartirás con justicia los costos y beneficios;
    9.    Darás al sector privado los incentivos necesarios para su participación, pero solo los necesarios;
    10.    No permitirás que los esquemas de mitigación de riesgos de un proyecto atenten contra el proceso de participación del sector privado.

    “El pasado de las alianzas público-privadas nos enseña que, gracias a haber cumplido con los mandamientos 1, 3, 4 y 9, por ejemplo, se logró incrementar la capacidad instalada, diversificar la matriz energética, reducir los costos de generación medios, y tener menor impacto ambiental. Sin embargo, al no haber cumplido los mandamientos 5, 6, 7 y 8, no se han aumentado los cobros, no se han reducido las pérdidas y se mantiene el déficit de suministro. Y por incumplir el décimo mandamiento las inversiones en generación han sido menores que las esperadas”, dijo Cochón.

    El presidente de la ADIEN reclamó el cumplimiento de la ley en lugar ejecutar solo una parte de ella, lo que por ejemplo le ha costado al país caro en el caso de la decisión de intervenir la tarifa y establecer “un subsidio que, con el paso de los años, se ha convertido en un serio problema fiscal. Se tomó la decisión de no transferir el costo real de la electricidad a los consumidores en un momento en el que el precio del petróleo era bajo. El Estado hizo un análisis de riesgos equivocado, no se quiso cubrir y acabó pagando la volatilidad de los precios de los commodities, entre ellos, del crudo”.

    También mencionó otro incumplimiento referente al sistema de licitaciones públicas para nueva generación y para nuevos contratos. “Desde la autoridad se ha practicado la modalidad de ‘propuestas no requeridas’ (Non Requested Proposals). Los miembros de ADIE siempre han estado dispuestos a participar –y de hecho han participado- en procesos transparentes y estamos ante un momento en el que habrá que hacer nuevas licitaciones para los nuevos contratos porque va a ser la mejor manera de obtener precios de energía competitivos para las distribuidoras. Sin embargo, las señales que se están enviando en este sentido no son las adecuadas”.

    Para concluir su presentación, Marcos Cochón dijo que llegó la hora de las decisiones contundentes, de reconocer sinceramente que las autoridades deben iniciar un proceso de cambios sin vuelta atrás de manera inmediata. “No podemos seguir perdiendo tiempo y por ello venimos reclamando desde enero pasado la convocatoria del diálogo para el Pacto Eléctrico. De esa manera tendrán el respaldo adecuado de todos para alcanzar el éxito en la ejecución de los planes”.

    Fue reiterativo al afirmar que, si algo se ha avanzado desde la capitalización es en generación, “mediante fórmulas mixtas de alianzas público-privadas. ¿Por qué no aplicarlas también para transformar las Distribuidoras de barril sin fondo a empresas rentables?”. El presidente de ADIE anunció que la ADIE promoverá dicha alternativa en las discusiones del Pacto Eléctrico. “Ante la situación actual de las finanzas públicas, entendemos, como entiende el Presidente Medina, que las alianzas público-privadas son la alternativa más idónea y expedita para llevar adelante los procesos de inversión y transformación que requiere el sector eléctrico dominicano”.

    Cochón dijo que si el objetico del país es establecer lo antes posible un sistema en el que las distribuidoras compren y paguen a tiempo toda la energía que necesitan, facturen toda la electricidad que sirvan, cobren toda la electricidad que facturen y se gestionen de manera eficiente, “debemos establecer una alianza público-privada orientada a ello. Y debemos evitar los errores del pasado que han intercedido negativamente en el desarrollo de dicha alianza”.

    Profundizó en sus afirmaciones diciendo que muchas de las causas que dieron origen a las primeras alianzas público-privadas en el sector de la electricidad todavía están vigentes: la escasez de los recursos del Estado, los déficits de las empresas de servicios públicos, la baja calidad y mala cobertura de los servicios y la necesidad de generar recursos para que el Estado pueda incrementar la inversión social y para reducir el impacto en el Presupuesto de la Nación. “La experiencia positiva de los aportes logrados por las empresas generadoras de electricidad durante los últimos 15 años, y la experiencia que vive en estos momentos el Estado dominicano para llevar adelante el Proyecto de Punta Catalina, nos llevan a la conclusión -y nos permite afirmar- que las alianzas público-privadas son una opción posible y viable para aportar mucho a la solución de la crisis histórica del sector eléctrico de la República Dominicana”. 

    Palabras de Máximo Vidal
    Antes de la presentación del Ministro, Máximo Vidal, presidente de AMCHAMDR, tuvo unas palabras en las que, por un lado, manifestó la posición de la Cámara con respecto al sistema eléctrico y, por otro, reclamó de las autoridades que se den los pasos para que la libre competencia llegue al transporte terrestre de carga. “AMCHAMDR planteó su posición sobre el sector eléctrico a principios de año. A modo de recordatorio, les comento que nuestra organización defiende el diálogo transparente como fórmula para lograr puntos de consenso que conformen el Pacto como punto de arranque para solucionar la crisis del sistema y garantizar su calidad y sostenibilidad mediante el respeto al Estado de Derecho”, dijo Vidal.

    La Cámara cree en una solución de la crisis eléctrica desde una visión integral con la mirada puesta en el largo plazo. “En tal sentido, entendemos que deben sentarse las bases para acciones que nos permitan atraer inversiones en generación cada vez más barata, eficiente y respetuosa del medio ambiente, mejorar las redes de transmisión, infraestructuras y sistemas de gestión para, a su vez, reducir las pérdidas de distribución y comercialización a mínimos aceptables. A ello hay que añadir el trabajo para concienciar a la sociedad para hacer un uso racional de la electricidad. Todo ello debe llevarnos a una reducción sostenida del subsidio mediante una verdadera focalización hacia los sectores más vulnerables del país en aras de una mayor estabilidad macroeconómica”, manifestó el presidente de AMCHAMDR.
    En cuanto al tema del transporte terrestre de carga, tras destacar la importancia que tiene para la competitividad del país, Vidal dijo que, a partir de hechos recientes “han vuelto a quedar en evidencia la necesidad que existe de que los gobiernos promuevan en ese sector la libre competencia que recogen como práctica nuestras normativas nacionales”.

    AMCHAMDR ha pedido a las autoridades en varias ocasiones que garanticen el flujo de bienes por el país y, así, asegurar el suministro de mercancías desde y hacia los puertos, aeropuertos y centros de abastecimiento del territorio nacional. “La paralización del libre flujo de bienes tiene consecuencias nefastas para la economía dominicana y las situaciones mencionadas se podrían evitar si en el sector del transporte de carga se aplicaran los principios de libre empresa y contratación de servicios. Fruto de la ausencia de libre competencia real en dicho sector, la República Dominicana pierde competitividad frente a otros mercados, a la vez que se cierra puertas para una mejoría de la calidad de vida de la población”, manifestó Vidal.

    Para finalizar, antes de presentar al orador y huésped de honor del Almuerzo Mensual, dijo que, “mantener las condiciones monopolísticas del sector del transporte terrestre en el país no ayudará a cumplir con la Estrategia Nacional de Desarrollo cuando establece la conversión de la República Dominicana en hub logístico comercial de la región como clave para desarrollar la nación”.

    Thursday, 30 October 2014
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    Monday, 13 October 2014
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    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • PM Browne Expresses Sympathy On Passing Of Zambian President

    2014-1031-ag-aggis-passingST. JOHN'S, Antigua (GIS) -- Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda the Hon. Gaston Browne has sent a message of condolence to the Vice-President of the Republic of Zambia, His Excellency Guy Scott on the passing of the country’s President His Excellency Mr.  Michael Sata.

    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • Prime Minister The Hon. Gaston Browne Pays Tribute To Businessman Ian Shoul
    Prime Minister The Hon. Gaston Browne Pays Tribute To Businessman Ian Shoul

    ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (GIS) -- “Ian Shoul was an outstanding businessman who operated a very successful business in St. John’s for many years, providing employment and other opportunities to hundreds of nationals of Antigua and Barbuda. He is a Catholic who lived by his pledge, providing assistance in abundance to many in need. He did so quietly and without public knowledge for decades.”

    Friday, 31 October 2014
  • His Royal Highness The Grand Master And His Eminence The Cardinal Grand Prior Of The Sacred Military Constantinian Order Of St. George To Visit Antigua And Barbuda
    His Royal Highness The Grand Master And His Eminence The Cardinal Grand Prior Of The Sacred Military Constantinian Order Of St. George To Visit Antigua And Barbuda

    ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (GIS) -- The Grand Magistry of the internationally recognised Roman Catholic and charitable Sacred Military Constantinian Order of St George in Rome on Monday announced that His Royal Highness The Grand Master and His Eminence The Cardinal Grand Prior will lead an 18 member Delegation to Antigua & Barbuda between 1-4 November as part of a wider regional visit.

    Friday, 31 October 2014

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Latest CARICOM News

  • CARICOM Health Ministers Discuss Chikungunya, Ebola

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- “In as much as one country is not prepared, none is prepared.”

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014
  • CARICOM Leading Charge against Chikungunya, Ebola Threat

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to be at the forefront of efforts to deal with the Chikungunya epidemic and the Ebola threat.

    Tuesday, 30 September 2014
  • Briefing session held on new statistics project

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Staff Members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and representatives of GOPA Worldwide Consultants on Thursday participated in an interactive briefing session on a new project that is aimed at boosting the capacity of National Statistics Offices (NSOs).

    Friday, 26 September 2014
  • CWA preparations well advanced

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Preparations for hosting the Caribbean Week of Agriculture (CWA) 6-12 October, 2014, in Paramaribo, Suriname, are well advanced, according to organisers of the event.

    Friday, 26 September 2014
  • EU Consultancy aims to boost capacity of National Statistics Offices

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Efforts continue to intensify to build the capacity of National Statistics Offices, and provide high quality statistics in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014
  • Key Decision-Makers Tackle Important Issues Affecting the Region’s Response to HIV

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Key decision-makers of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) met this week for a series of strategic meetings vital to the region’s continued response to HIV.

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014
  • CARICOM Releases Animation Works On Love And Belonging For International Day Of Peace, 21 September 2014

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Sunday 21 September 2014 is the day that the Caribbean joins the rest of the world in observing International Day of Peace.

    Sunday, 21 September 2014
  • CARICOM, El Salvador enter new era of cooperation

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- What was described as a “new era” of diplomatic relations between the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and El Salvador began Friday (19 September) when Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, CARICOM Secretary-General accredited a new envoy from the Central American country.

    Sunday, 21 September 2014
  • PANCAP to hold high-level meetings

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- A series of high-level meetings of the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will be held in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, next week.

    Friday, 19 September 2014
  • CARICOM Regional TVET Strategy for Workforce Development and Economic Competitiveness to be launched

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA) will formally launch the CARICOM Regional TVET Strategy for Workforce Development and Economic Competitiveness on Monday, September 22, 2014, at the Hilton Hotel, Trinidad and Tobago.

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014
  • Wellness revolution’ continues at CARICOM Secretariat

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Headquarters of the Caribbean Community, the CARICOM Secretariat on Monday commenced  a week of activities to commemorate Caribbean Wellness Day (CWD) 2014  and to sustain the ‘wellness revolution’ that began in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago in September 2007.

    Tuesday, 09 September 2014
  • CARICOM Consults on Draft Legislation for the CSME

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues its drive to establish a single economic space through the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

    Tuesday, 09 September 2014
  • CARICOM SG calls for innovative alternatives to finance SIDS’ development

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Even as the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) examined the issue of financing sustainable development for SIDS in Apia, Samoa, CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque has posited the need for new and innovative alternatives.

    Saturday, 06 September 2014
  • CARICOM makes case for sustainable development of SIDS at UN conference

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officials at the Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) made the case for the peculiar vulnerabilities of SIDS to be considered when the international community formulates economic policies for those countries.

    Saturday, 06 September 2014
  • CARICOM Kicks Off Government Procurement Consultations

    TURKEYEN, Greater Georgetown, Guyana (CARICOM) -- The CARICOM Secretariat has convened three regional consultations to discuss the findings of a major consultancy on government procurement in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME).

    Monday, 01 September 2014

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Latest West Indies Cricket Board News

  • Joint WICB, WIPA And Player Representative Statement Following Kingston Meeting

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (WICB) -- The West Indies Cricket Board, the West Indies Players Association and representatives of the West Indies Squad on the tour of India held an emergency meeting on Sunday evening at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.

    Tuesday, 28 October 2014
  • WICB Announces West Indies A 50 Over Squad To Face Sri Lanka A

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB) -- The West Indies Cricket Board today announced the West Indies A 50 Overs Squad for the series against Sri Lanka A.

    Friday, 24 October 2014
  • WICB Announces West Indies A 50 Over Squad To Face Sri Lanka A

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB) -- The West Indies Cricket Board today announced the West Indies A 50 Overs Squad for the series against Sri Lanka A.

    Friday, 24 October 2014
  • Guyana Jaguars To Resume Training Today

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (WICB) -- The national senior cricketers will resume training today after a two-day break with the aim of working on their skills and sustaining their fitness ahead of the inaugural Professional Cricket League’s (PCL), Regional four-day tournament which is set to commence on November 14.

    Friday, 24 October 2014
  • Matthews Stars But WI Lose 2nd Warm-Up

    CANBERRA, Australia (WICB) -- West Indies Women went down by 6 runs in the 2nd warm-up match against Cricket Australia Women's XI played at the Manuka Oval.

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014
  • WICB Statement Following Emergency Meeting Of Board Of Directors

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (WICB) -- The West Indies Cricket Board regrets, and is deeply embarrassed by the premature and unfortunate end to the recent tour of India.

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
  • Low-Scoring 2nd "Test" Ends In Draw

    MATARA, Sri Lanka (WICB) -- The West Indies A bowlers forced another Sri Lanka A collapse on the fourth and final day of the 2nd "Test" but a result wasn't possible for either team as the match ended in a draw.

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
  • Zorol Barthley Will Not Seek Re-Election

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB) -- President of the Antigua & Barbuda Cricket Association (ABCA), Zorol Barthley, has confirmed reports that he will not be seeking re-election when the organisation hosts its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections in November.

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
  • Jaguars Begin Intensive Pre-Season

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (WICB) -- As Cricket Guyana Inc. (CGI) commences preparations for next month’s West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League (PCL), the first of its kind from the parent body in the Region, CGI Chairman of Selectors Rayon Griffith said he was pleased with the results of yesterday morning’s beep test.

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
  • Stand-Out Samuels Climbs ODI Rankings
    Stand-Out Samuels Climbs ODI Rankings

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (WICB) -- Just as he did in the recent one-day series against India, stroke-maker Marlon Samuels has again provided the only bright spark for West Indies in the latest International Cricket Council’s rankings released Monday.

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
  • WICB Statement Re West Indies Tour Of India

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB) -- The Board of Directors of the West Indies Cricket Board held an emergency meeting by teleconference today to discuss the developments with regard to the West Indies tour of India.

    Saturday, 18 October 2014
  • Samuels Ton Can't Save Windies From Loss

    DHARAMSALA, India (WICB) -- West Indies slid to a 59 defeat in the 3rd One Day International against India despite Marlon Samuels striking his 7th ODI ton and his second of the series.

    Friday, 17 October 2014
  • Permaul Aiming For West Indies Recall

    GEORGETOWN, Guyana (WICB) -- Left-arm spinner, Veerasammy Permaul, is eyeing a recall to the West Indies line-up.

    Friday, 17 October 2014
  • Sobers - Don't get Out Till You Pass 365

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (WICB) -- West Indies cricket legend Sir Gary Sobers yesterday revealed that he gave Brian Lara, the reigning batting champion, his blessings to break his (Sobers) world record of 365 not out, back in 1994.

    Friday, 17 October 2014
  • WICB Has Not Called Off Tour Of India

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua (WICB) -- The West Indies Cricket Board advises, that, contrary to media reports, it has taken no decision to discontinue the ongoing tour to India.

    Friday, 17 October 2014

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